Acro goby ID needed

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  1. Tony

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    I found this guy in my filter stocking today. Thankfully he survived and is back in the millepora I bought him in. Does anyone know what it is? Unfortunately my yellow clown goby and him are fighting for the real estate space in the coral

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    :eek: flip thats an ugly creepy fish.....

    I want one :p ugly but awesome!!
     
  4. Tony

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    I found him as a hitchiker on the acro I bought. He is ugly but for all you know I have some rarity than some American will pay thousands for:whistling:.
     
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    Yeagh well from what I have seen on some of the RSS feeds we get they seem to go crazy for rare fish evan if its butt ugly....

    Hope someone can ID it for you.....
     
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    WICKED little fish. I just love them.

    He seems a bit stressed as well as some damage ?

    Looks like a brown clown goby to me, although I cant see any markings across the eyes (not always there)
     
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    He is a bit stressed. My yellow clown goby has free reign of all my acros in the tank but he want the one the poor bugger is in. They tend to fight a lot
     
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    The closest I can find is gobiodon unicolor although this guys is more round than the fish in the pictures
     
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    I would have to concur so to say :lol: Matt gave it a nice name !

    Apologies Tony , Awesome fish ...if you were closer
     
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    Ok we were all wrong. Its called Caracanthus unipinna or a pygmy coral croucher. Never heard of it
     
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    nice find! ooooh.... and its venomous!!
     
  12. Tony

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    Are you serious?????????????????????????????????
     
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    yebo - run a google on it :D
     
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    I think it is cute. How big would you say it is?
     
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    looking at the little "hairs" on the front in between the eyes (tubercels) it could be. Like the Caracanthus maculatus..also venemous

    BTW Nice ID henk
     
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    @colbar, they guy is about 3cm long
     
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